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By Alysha Webb ·
June 21, 2013

Tesla Debuts Battery Swapping Technology

It was the rumble in the gas lane last night at Tesla’s cavernous warehouse in Hawthorne, Calif. CEO Elon Musk presided over an event meant to show off Tesla’s battery swapping technology.

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By Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield ·
June 19, 2013

Tesla Model S Comes Of Age, Gets First Recall

Certain Tesla Model S luxury sedans will be recalled in the coming weeks due to a minor manufacturing fault with the second row seats, Tesla C.E.O. Elon Musk announced today.

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By Jim Motavalli ·
June 03, 2013

Tesla Model S Range and Charging: Some Clarifications

Does the Model S go 300 miles on a charge? Yes, under some circumstances, but you're going to need Max Range. And how far will 20 minutes on a Supercharger get you? Three hours of driving says Tesla, but that translates to 141 miles.

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By David Herron ·
May 30, 2013

Tesla Announced Plans to Expand Its Supercharger Network

On Thursday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the company's Supercharger network will quickly expand to reach nationwide coverage across North America within one year. Within the next few months, the stations will have faster charging times, and support more cars per location.

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By Laurent J. Masson ·
May 15, 2013

Tesla Leads Because It Outsmarts the Competition

Consumers expect convenience and ease of use. Lengthy charging times are a no-go. And when it comes to EVs, that makes the Tesla Model S the sole option. With a 265-mile E.P.A.-rated range and 90-kW charging from the supercharger network, this is an electric car as easy to use as a gas car. All that comes from the availability of a 85-kWh battery pack. That's the secret.

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By Zach McDonald ·
May 10, 2013

Tesla Stock Hits $80 Per Share Following Profitability Announcement

Tesla's stock price has soared since it announced its first profitable quarter this week, jumping to an all-time high of more than $80 per share this afternoon. Still, investors aren't buying because they expect Model S sales to compete with the Toyota Prius this year—they're buying because they expect Tesla to grow.

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By Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield ·
May 08, 2013

Want A Self-Driving Tesla? Elon Musk Does

The Tesla Model S is one of the most advanced electric cars you can buy today. With a huge 17-inch touch screen doubling up as a center console, and a steady stream of software updates beamed directly to the car over its integrated 4G data connection, the Model S is part car, part gadget. If Tesla C.E.O. Elon Musk has his way, future Tesla models could go one step further—taking over the driving for you—something Musk calls a “logical step” in automotive technology.

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By David Herron ·
May 06, 2013

Tesla Tweaks Model S Financing To Make It More Affordable

On Friday, Elon Musk, chief executive of Tesla Motors, announced a revision of the Tesla Model S financing program—the one that was unveiled only a month ago. Tesla had presented the program as a big deal that makes the Model S more affordable, but it was met with criticism. “We decided we were wrong and other people were right and we decided to fix it,” said Musk. The changes include adjustments to the residual value guarantee, and lengthening the financing term to lower the payment.

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By David Herron ·
April 29, 2013

Tesla Motors Offers Unlimited Battery Warranty

Calling it the worlds best service and warranty program, Elon Musk unveiled a new warranty and service plan on Friday. It includes an unlimited battery warranty, and a Model S upgrade program. Is Tesla setting a standard for the rest of the auto industry to follow with its electric cars?

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By David Herron ·
April 23, 2013

Tesla: Poll Proves Public Support of Direct Sales of Electric Cars

Tesla Motors' fight for the right to sell cars through their preferred direct sales model has pitted them against the American Dealers Assocation, and forcing the company to lobby for changes in auto dealership franchise laws around the U.S.

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